Friday, February 25, 2011

Mini Tilda with hanging heart, a Quilt & Birthday gifts

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I love you to the Moon and back !!!  This is a wonderful sentiment that I’ve seen in the past & always planned on getting . Thanks to Wendy who taught a Dreamweavers class I  went to last month for telling me where to buy it.  The wonderful swirly heart stencil was the one we used in her class. I must admit I went to the class thinking it was a waste of my time & money but came away LOVING it !!! The stencils, paste & glitter technique was so fun it was like being in Kindergarten …


I want to edit this post a little as I just got home & had the most amazing surprise waiting for me ... My daughter Theresa called the rest of the family & had everyone go in with her & order flowers for me ...
Not one bouquet from EVERYONE which would have been plenty, but she wanted me to have 64 flowers cuz that's how old I am today ..
Ok the secret's out, I'm NOT really 39 !!!
Each bouquet has a cute litte card with special words from each family member. Thank you my wonderful family for doing this to make my day special & thank you Theresa for thinking this one up ... I love you all ..
Then I opened the mail & I had gifts & cards from some of my wonderful online friends. Cami from Hawaii sent me a white pen ALL the way from Hawaii cuz I couldn't find one here. And a sweet lady named Britt-Marie that I just "met" from the UK sent me some gorgeous butterfly dies that I LOVE & haven't been able to get here.  Anne also from the UK sent me some wonderful stamped images & a beautiful BD card ... Patty Chapman from Idaho sent me a cute, cute card & a SU embossing folder that I've been wanting .. How did you know I wanted that?
It's easy to thank my wonderful family cuz they KNOW how much I love & appreciate them but how does one thank people you've never even met for doing these amazing acts of kindness for a complete stranger. When I told Patty Chapman that she said the most wonderful thing & I'd like to share it with you all. She said "Janie, we AREN'T strangers. We're just friends who haven't met YET.
That is the most perfect phrase & I say it to all of you who have made my day more special because of your thoughtfulness !!!
I almost forgot, that beautiful hardback Birds & Blooms book was sent to me by one of my old customers from when I was a waitress. For 10 years Bill has bought me a subscription to the monthly magazine & EVERY year on my birthday he sends me a Hardback book ... I've tried to tell him he MUST stop doing this as it's expensive but he knows I love this magazine & he just enjoys doing it.


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I tried to get a good picture of this but we had only a few minutes of sunshine today after getting 6 inches of snow so I took a picture on the dash of the motorhome where there was more light.

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I DO love this sentiment from Verve & you will probably see it often on my cards …  The mini Tilda is from Diana at Magnolia-licious & colored with Copics …  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts & if I was home I would have spritzed them with Glimmer mist but thought after taking a month off I should get this posted before you all thought I’d run away … Papers are from JoAnn’s & cardstock is SU … The sentiment is stamped on Nesties heart dies & popped up with foam tape …

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Also wanted to share this beautiful quilt & matching pillow cases my daughter Bridgette made me for my birthday today. I believe it’s called Trip Around The World & I absolutely LOVE it !!! Isn’t it gorgeous… She has sewn more quilts this last year than most people will make in a lifetime & each one is “SEW” amazing !!! She can totally finish a quilt from start to end before I could even pick out the fabric for one. I will treasure this always ….

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Can’t wait to get this wonderful quilt home & put on my bed. It’s done in  MY colors & will look so great in the bedroom …. Thank you Bridgette for putting so much love into making this amazing keepsake for me …